Managing the Device Supply Chain: Best Practices

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Managing the Device Supply Chain
Best Practices

The device supply chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And in today's global manufacturing world, that weak link could be lurking anywhere from Toledo to Taiwan. Dealing with dozens of suppliers worldwide, how can YOU ensure quality, safety and reliability?

Managing the Device Supply Chain: Best Practices, an all new management report from FDAnews will teach you how to implement best practices for managing your suppliers, whether your company is large or small. It is an up-to-the-minute guide for selecting the right suppliers ... drawing up contracts with controls that actually work ... audit policies that work ... compliance with Unique Device Identifier (UDI) rules ... and much more!

For experienced supply
chain professionals, this is the perfect tool for
reviewing and improving your existing processes.

No other report for device manufacturers offers so much value in one volume. Managing the Device Supply Chain features in-depth coverage of the following key topics:

Supplier Selection

  • How to establish and follow acceptance criteria and activities

  • Best practices for establishing acceptance criteria to demonstrate sustained suitability of a supplier

  • The 5 items that each approved vendor’s file MUST contain

  • Methods to balance the acceptance activities for low-, medium- and high-risk suppliers

Supplier Contracts

  • How to write contracts that make suppliers notify you of any design, product or process changes involving your supplied product or component

  • Potential agreement pitfalls and how to avoid them

Auditing Suppliers

  • Working with and auditing uncooperative and overseas suppliers

  • How to conduct a supplier audit and write effective audit observations

There's simply no better way to review — and improve — your risk-based supplier-control programs.

Let FDAnews and its team of 14 device supply chain experts be your guides. Order Managing the Device Supply Chain: Best Practices TODAY.

 

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Supplier Selection and Qualification
  • Supplier Agreements
  • Auditing Suppliers
  • And More …

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Who Will Benefit

  • Device company executives
  • Device manufacturing plant managers
  • Supply chain managers
  • Device labeling teams
  • Packing and shipping managers
  • Quality managers
  • Regulatory affairs officers
  • Device wholesalers and distributors
  • Hospital officials
  • IT managers
  • Strategic planning staff
  • QSR auditors
  • Risk management specialists
  • Compliance officers
  • Consultants
  • Legal team members

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